What are the odds of us being alive at the same time? Homo Sapiens have been around for about 200.000 years. Suddenly you and me appear on stage. Where I live, average life expectancy is 80.5 years. So there’s hope for me to be around for another 44 years. How long have you got? In the small overlap of shared lifetime we have the privilege to connect, thanks to technology or proximity.
What are the odds of you reading this? There are 1.77 billion pages out there, next to the endless messages in your social media streams and inboxes. It’s been rumored that some people still read stuff on paper as well.
What are the odds of us agreeing? We’re born with our unique genetic makeup, into families with disparate backgrounds. Our cultures might be quite contrasting, with a different set of beliefs, habits and desires. Still, there you are: living, breathing, reading my blog. WordPress shows me you’re from Belgium, Canada, Greece, India, Malta, Netherlands, New-Zealand, Russia, UK, Ukraine, USA, South-Africa …
If I were that kind of guy, I’d believe there’s greater meaning to be found in all of this. But being who I am, all I have to say is:
Thank you, come again!
PS: We have so much potential and information at our disposal, with approximately 16 waking hours in front of us every morning. It’s easy to get distracted or overwhelmed. Are you clear on what you will do today? Don’t hesitate if you have something nice to share. Tomorrow we might no longer find each other.